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Bowood House and Gardens

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Bowood House and Gardens

About

Bowood House & Gardens 2019 Open Season 30th March 2019 – 3rd November 2019.

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. Younger children will enjoy meeting friendly farm animals at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm and undercover fun in the soft play area.

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or, visit Bowood House, which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (late April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.

Extras

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - Adventure Playground, Tractor Ted’s Little Farm & Soft Play Area

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    278
  • Very Good
    144
  • Average
    69
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    14

Recent Reviews:

  • MazziFamily
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Bowood House
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st August 2019
    Visited here as my husband completed the triathlon here, for anyone doing the triathlon, its quite hilly and there is a long run up hill after the swim to the bike transition area, but the grounds... Read full review
  • SkyBlue33
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Picturesque place but a few issues...
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st August 2019
    We visited for the first time this week and firstly have to say it is a beautiful place. Sadly however we encountered a few issues. Firstly, much bigger kids in the toddler part of the soft play... Read full review
  • fozzy666
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Excellent a day that keeps giving
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 23rd August 2019
    Attended Bowood house today mainly for tractor Teds farm, we were amazed with how much there was to do there, with the farm, then on to the play area possibly the biggest best Iv come across, then on... Read full review
Bowood House and Gardens
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1249 812102

Opening Times

Open (30 Mar 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)

* Open daily between 11am and 6pm from April to November.

Last Admissions 5pm and Car Park closes at 6pm.

The House and Soft Play Area close at 5.30 pm and the Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted’s Little Farm close at 5.45pm. The Treehouse café closes at 6.00pm. After the Autumn clock change, all closing times are brought forward one hour.

The Woodland Gardens are open daily between 11am and 6pm from late April to mid June, according to the flowering season.

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